Tompkins County
New York


Approval of Designations of Successors to Serve in the Absence of the Department Head


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WHEREAS, Section 3.03(e) of the County Charter specifies that the County Administrator and specified department heads shall designate in writing, and in order of succession, the deputies (or in the absence of officially designated deputies, the employees of the department) who shall possess the powers and perform the duties of the principal in the event of the latter's absence from the County or inability to perform or exercise the powers of the office, and


WHEREAS, the Charter further requires those designations, except department heads elected on a countywide basis, to be approved by the Tompkins County Legislature annually, now therefore be it


RESOLVED, on recommendation of the Government Operations Committee, That the following designations of successors are hereby approved,


RESOLVED, further, That this list is complete and supersedes all previous designations:


Designations of Successors


Department of County Administration: County Administrator

Deputy County Administrator


County Attorney


Director of Finance



Department of Assessment: Director

Assistant Director



Department of Finance: Director

Director of Accounting Services


Treasury Manager



Department of Law: County Attorney

Deputy County Attorney





Department of Human Resources: Commissioner

Deputy Commissioner



Department of Health: Public Health Director 

Public Health Administrator


Director of Community Health


Environmental Health Director



Medical Examiner

Deputy Medical Examiner


Deputy Medical Examiner



Department of Planning and Sustainability: Commissioner

Deputy Commissioner


Planning Administrator



Department of Airport: Director

Deputy Director Airport-Operations/ARFF Chief


Deputy Director Airport-Administration


Senior Airport Operations/Firefighter



Department of Facilities: Director 

Assistant Director



Department of Highway: Director

Assistant Director



Department of Recycling and Materials Management: Director

Assistant Director


Communications and Administrative Coordinator



Department of Social Services: Commissioner

Deputy Commissioner


Program Development Specialist


Director of Administrative Services


Director of Services



Department of Mental Health Services: Commissioner

Deputy Commissioner/Director of Community Services


Fiscal Administrator


Medical Director



Board of Elections: Democrat Commissioner

Deputy Commissioner



Board of Elections: Republican Commissioner

Deputy Commissioner



Department of Probation and Community Justice: Director

Deputy Director



Department of Youth Services: Director

No Designee



Office for the Aging: Director 

NY Connects Coordinator



Department of Emergency Response: Director

Assistant Director, Fire & Emergency Management


Manager, Communication Center



Department of Information Technology Services: Director

Deputy Director Information Technology Services



Elected Officials: For Information Only




District Attorney:

Deputy District Attorney

County Clerk:

Deputy County Clerk





Meeting History

Feb 1, 2018 9:30 AM  Government Operations Committee Regular Meeting

Ms. Champion asked about the designation of successor for the Youth Services Department as it states no designee. Mr. McGuire was unable to answer that question and said he would look into it. Mr. Wood also commented that the Department has recently hired a new person and that may have something to do with it.

MOVER:Rich John, Member
SECONDER:Amanda Champion, Member
AYES:Daniel Klein, Deborah Dawson, Rich John, Michael Lane, Amanda Champion
Feb 6, 2018 5:30 PM Media Tompkins County Legislature Regular Meeting
MOVER:Anna Kelles, Member
SECONDER:Amanda Champion, Member
AYES:Shawna Black, Amanda Champion, Deborah Dawson, Henry Granison, Rich John, Anna Kelles, Daniel Klein, Michael Lane, Leslyn McBean-Clairborne, David McKenna, Glenn Morey, Martha Robertson, Michael Sigler
EXCUSED:Anne Koreman